Congress spells out its power pledge says 70 consumers will
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GUWAHATI: The implication of Congress’s assure to surrender to 200 models of free electrical energy to each family is that 70% of energy customers in Assam received’t must pay any fees in any respect.
An estimated 35 lakh of 50 lakh customers within the state use lower than 200 models of energy.
So, Congress’s assure might be its trump card in garnering the assist of the decrease center class and the middle-class voters.
“There are a complete of 50 lakh customers in Assam. Only 1,23,244 customers fall within the Jeevan Dhara Category who’re required to pay a tariff cost of Rs four.25 per unit.
The tragedy is that almost all of Assam’s electrical energy customers pay an exorbitant, extraordinary electrical energy tariff fee of Rs 6.15 per unit,” stated AICC basic secretary Randeep Surjewala at a press meet on Monday.
Surjewala alleged that after fleecing the individuals with excessive tariff for 5 years, the BJP-led authorities issued a misleading order on February 26, stating that electrical energy as much as 30 models within the Jeevan Dhara scheme shall be free. “The moment power consumption goes to 31 units this benefit will go. If you light even a single bulb, the tariff will be more than 30 units. Hence, the order itself is a non-starter,” he added.
Congress additionally accused the BJP-led authorities of betraying the pursuits of Assam by systematically lowering the state’s personal energy technology capability and inspiring the acquisition of energy at costly charges starting from Rs eight.78 per unit to Rs 12.42. “In 2014-15 (under Congress government), the average price of electricity purchased in Assam was Rs 3.96 per unit. In 2019-20, it increased to Rs 5.05 per unit — an increase of over 30%. In five years of the Sonowal government, electricity worth over Rs 20,000 crore has been purchased by spending Assam’s precious resources,” Surjewala stated.
Assam Power Generation Corporation Limited has an put in technology capability of 431 MW however Assam requires over 1,500 MW of electrical energy. “Shockingly, five generating units have shut down under the BJP government and the generation capacity has fallen from 431 MW to 366 MW,” Surjewala alleged.
Quoting from a reply to a parliamentary query, the AICC basic secretary additionally accused the BJP authorities of pushing the hardworking individuals of Assam to a place the place they get the least quantity of energy, identical to in Bihar.
That reply pegged the annual per capita electrical energy consumption within the state at simply 348 models. “This means that every resident of Assam does not even get one unit of electricity per day. This clearly reflects how Assam has been pushed to the lowest level by the Sonowal government,” Surjewala stated.
Assam Congress may also maintain interactions with the youth to unfold consciousness about its different assure — to offer 5 lakh authorities jobs. These shall be held in any respect 43 constituencies which can be going to the polls within the first part.
The occasion has knowledgeable that over 1.four lakh individuals have registered for its job assure scheme on the occasion web site www.congressor5guarantee.in. Congress candidates will reply questions of the individuals on this.

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